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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Address: 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number: 315-797-0000
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection...

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by Philip Johnson and a superbly restored Victorian mansion, Fountain Elms. Performing arts include international soloists and ensembles, rising stars, cinema, outdoor concerts and special events. School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program, PrattMWP, and community art classes for all ages. Art Shop Gift Gallery. Museum admission is free. Open year-round, Tues - Sat 10 – 5, Sun 1 - 5.

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Nice cultural spot for Utica.

Solid collection of Art. Some nice exhibits pass through. The Andy Warhol exhibit last winter was really good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
The Adriondacks, NY
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The Adriondacks, NY
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Solid collection of Art. Some nice exhibits pass through. The Andy Warhol exhibit last winter was really good.

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saratoga springs NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another lovely day spent @ MWPAI in Utica. Besides historic home & furnishings, have museum with exceptional exhibitions & permanent collection. Great modern art! Came especially for tour of French Impressionist exhibit. Lunch in cafe always good.

Thank srhahm
western new york
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew such a place could be found in Utica? The existence of the Institute tells another story of one family's 19th century prosperity and later generosity. there is plenty to look at. The tone is set by the lovely space in the entry punctuated by a long wonderful Jackson Pollack. I think the collection would benefit from some more... More 

Thank calendarmum
Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our day off, we headed to Utica to taken in the impressionist exhibit "Monet to Matisse" and it was such a joy! I learned a lot and we thoroughly enjoyed our day!

Thank RLAMyers
Albany, New York
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I've lived about an hour drive from the museum for approximately 40 years, I never visited it. The collection is small but impressive and well displayed. The only problem I had was that signage was small and placed rather low and not well lighted so I had trouble reading and put a strain on my back even though I... More 

Thank KobeV10
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Special exhibit on the Age of the Impressionists well mounted, with varied point of view and informative signage. A pleasure to view and learn from. The regular collection varied and also caught my interest. Going from the modern museum space to the historic home gives added pleasure. Additional small art displays hung in the home with good effect. The rooms... More 

Thank PMA6642
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

In sleepy Utica, this place is a pleasant surprise. Great permenant collection, and not overwhelming.

Thank coramsfield
Finger Lakes, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

So enjoyed my first visit to this excellent museum. The Monet to Matisse exhibit is beautifully done. Lots of other art to see plus a special exhibit on Italian Prescipo. Loved visiting the gorgeously appointed rooms in the family home, The Fountain Elms. And the nice on site cafe was good. Our docent led tour was informative and there is... More 

Thank Beachfan48
Boston MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A wonderful collection. Beautifully laid out; nice owners' home on view also with exquisite furnishings.

Thank mpd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The munson-williams-proctor arts institute is certainly worth a visit. Beautifully designed museum with a surprising selection of great art work. Although it is not possible to compare it with Moma or the Met in NYC, which I always find overwhelming, this museum provides an opportunity to experience some of the great painters as well as modern artists in a calm... More 

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